Steward Training Opportunities for Members Only!

AFSCME Council 13’s Education & Resources Department is hosting a slate of steward training opportunities for members over the next few weeks!  All of the webinars will take place via ZOOM.  Please see details below for webinar dates, times, and descriptions.

So You Want to Be a Union Steward- FOR BEGINNERS

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Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 20 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Join us for an introductory webinar to learn about the various roles and responsibilities of a union steward.  This webinar will also go over important member rights called Weingarten Rights and the importance of informing members of these rights in the workplace.

Knowing Your Contract & How to Use It for Grievances

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Wednesday, May 27 at 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 28 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Does your bargaining agreement feel confusing and overwhelming?  Then this information is for you!  This in-depth webinar will focus on reading and understanding contract language as the basis for writing formal grievances.

Grievance Handling – That is NOT a GRIEVANCE!

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Wednesday, June 3 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Not sure if the problem you’re dealing with at work is a violation of the contract?  Join us to discuss the difference between a gripe and a grievance and to learn about the five steps involved in handling a grievance.  Learn how to have hard conversations!

Interviewing Witnesses & Documenting a Case

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Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Thursday, June 11 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM

When putting together a potential grievance, asking the important questions and getting the information down on paper are the first priorities.  This webinar will focus on using the AFSCME Grievance Fact Sheet for interviewing a potential grievant and examining the importance of written verification and proof to use as evidence when building your case for a grievance.